Vietnam undergoes record-breaking heat wave

The blazing hot temperatures of the Northwest and mountainous areas in the Central region may last until May 2.

Vietnam undergoes record-breaking heat wave

A woman drives her daughter on the motorbike under the intensive sunlight on April 22.

This summer, some parts across Vietnam would experience unbelievable mercury climbing up to 39-42 degree Celsius, and the temperatures at some points may hit record highs, said Nguyen Van Huong, head of the Weather Forecast Office under the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

Since the start of this week, the scorching heat wave blanketed the Northwest region, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces as well as a large area spanning from Danang city to Khanh Hoa, with the temperature hitting 35- 38 degrees Celsius in the midst of the day. The figure for the regions remained almost unchanged the day after due to the Foehn effect, VnExpress cited Huong as saying.

Meanwhile, the blazing hot temperatures of the Northwest and mountainous areas in the Central region may last until April 27, he predicted.

 

People are warned of preventing probably fire in residential areas as well as wildfire and recommended to avoid outdoor activities from 11 am to 4 pm, drink enough water and proper diet to enhance the immune system.

According to Huong, this summer heat wave also saw the intensive temperature particularly in the Hanoi, which recorded at approximately 39 degree Celsius on April 20. The Central region also experiences blistering heat with the temperatures soaring to 42 degrees in Tuong Duong (Nghe An province) and 43 degrees in Huong Khe (Ha Tinh Province), higher than the record of 41.4 degrees in 2007.

Meanwhile, the South of Vietnam is expected to suffer from sizzling hot weather for many days. The ultraviolet index in Ho Chi Minh City will remain at the dangerous levels of 11 and 12, posing a high risk of skin damage, including skin cancer, for people exposed under the sun for a long time.

The city may suffer the sweltering temperatures at an average of 35-38 degrees in the dry season, which is 0.5 to 1 degree higher than the average temperature many years before, causing the possibility of rainfall shortage in the mid-May. Hanoitimes

 
 

Other News

.
Coast Guard Region 3: Building the "Revolutionary, Regular, Elite, Modern" Coast Guard forces
Coast Guard Region 3: Building the "Revolutionary, Regular, Elite, Modern" Coast Guard forces
SOCIETYicon  04/07/2020 

Focusing on training to master and efficiently use weapons, technical equipment, newly equipped modern and professional support tools; increasing the ability to use foreign languages, especially English and Indonesian.

Training on tactics and gun and artillery shooting at sea in 2020
Training on tactics and gun and artillery shooting at sea in 2020
SOCIETYicon  14/06/2020 

The results of the training and test course on the tactics and gun and artillery shooting at sea in 2020 of the High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard Region 1 have achieved more progress than the previous years.

Criteria for appointing Coast Guard officers and scouts
Criteria for appointing Coast Guard officers and scouts
SOCIETYicon  04/03/2020 

Circular 177/2019/TT-BQP regulates the standards, conditions, order and procedures for appointment, dismissal, and the certification of the Vietnam Coast Guard’s officers and scouts.

International flights to Vietnam suspended, waiting for quarantine standards
International flights to Vietnam suspended, waiting for quarantine standards
SOCIETYicon  10/10/2020 

Air carriers have temporarily suspended international flights to Vietnam to wait for specific instructions on quarantine standards.

Vietnam's most modern bus station opens in HCM City
Vietnam's most modern bus station opens in HCM City
SOCIETYicon  10/10/2020 

The new Mien Dong Bus Station in HCM City’s District 9 will start operation on October 10 after a long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bringing a measure of happiness to Yen Bai
Bringing a measure of happiness to Yen Bai
SOCIETYicon  10/10/2020 

For the first time ever in Vietnam, a happiness index has been included in a provincial plan for socio-economic development as a key indicator besides conventional metrics such as GDP, poverty rate, employment and social investment.

Vietnam does well on inequality reduction commitment
Vietnam does well on inequality reduction commitment
SOCIETYicon  10/10/2020 

Vietnam has done well on the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII), coming second within ASEAN, and ranking 77 out of 158 countries this year, according to a new analysis from Oxfam and the Development Finance International.

Helpful boy passes tough competition to medical university
Helpful boy passes tough competition to medical university
SOCIETYicon  10/10/2020 

A medical university has offered free training to a student in Thanh Hoa Province after his moving story of helping a disabled friend at school was shared.

PM asks for non-stop toll collections to go into service immediately
PM asks for non-stop toll collections to go into service immediately
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive to accelerate the application of automated non-stop toll collection services nationwide.

Flags and flowers spotted throughout Hanoi to celebrate major events
Flags and flowers spotted throughout Hanoi to celebrate major events
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Many streets in the capital have been decorated with national flags along with colourful flowers and banners as part of celebrations to mark 1,010 years of Thang Long-Hanoi and the upcoming 17th municipal Party Congress.

Flood-hit areas evacuated in Hoi An
Flood-hit areas evacuated in Hoi An
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Houses and restaurants along the Hoai River in Hoi An were evacuated on Thursday afternoon after floodwater breached many buildings following three days of uninterrupted rain.

Precious images of heroic Hanoi
Precious images of heroic Hanoi
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Hanoi represents the nation’s spirit of determination and strength. It is the only Asia Pacific locality to have been granted the "City for Peace" title by the UNESCO on July 16, 1999.

Precious images of heroic Hanoi
Precious images of heroic Hanoi
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Hanoi represents the nation’s spirit of determination and strength. It is the only Asia Pacific locality to have been granted the "City for Peace" title by the UNESCO on July 16, 1999.

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia October 9
Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia October 9
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

No new COVID-19 cases in community on October 9 morning

Five dead, six missing due to severe floods
Five dead, six missing due to severe floods
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Severe floods, caused by torrential rains in recent days, made five people dead and six others missing as of October 8 morning.

Natural disasters cause economic losses of over 215 million USD this year
Natural disasters cause economic losses of over 215 million USD this year
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Economic losses caused by natural disasters in Vietnam this year to September 27 had amounted to VND5 trillion (over $215 million), it was reported at a meeting held in the central province of Quang Binh on October 8.

UPM to foster local and regional higher education upgrades
UPM to foster local and regional higher education upgrades
SOCIETYicon  10/10/2020 

Vietnam has introduced university performance metrics, or UPM, to rate national and regional establishments, as well as provide valuable evaluation information of the universities. 

Breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy improves patients' quality of life
Breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy improves patients' quality of life
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

A 48-year-old woman from HCM City lacked confidence around her friends after having half of her breast removed because of a cancerous tumour. 

Vietnamese jungle man still misses the wild life
Vietnamese jungle man still misses the wild life
SOCIETYicon  09/10/2020 

Seven years after being taken from the forest, Ho Van Lang is still spending most of his time by the forest where he had lived for over 40 years with his father.

Floods, heavy rain ravage central region
Floods, heavy rain ravage central region
SOCIETYicon  08/10/2020 

The central region of Vietnam is experiencing adverse downpours and floods due to being affected by a low pressure.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN